8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

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8 days in Belize Itinerary

Cancun
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
Orange Walk
— Few hours
Fly + ferry:  2​h
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
Dangriga
— 1 night
Fly:  15​min
Belize City
— Few hours
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  9​h
Philadelphia

3
days
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Ocean Essence Day Spa, look for gifts at The Rum, Cigar and Coffee House, indulge your taste buds at Moho Chocolate, and kick back and relax at Secret Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Pedro travel itinerary planner.

Cancun, Mexico to San Pedro is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Orange Walk.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Secret Beach
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

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hours
Orange Walk

Orange Walk ©
An agricultural town that has become an economic hub, Orange Walk sits in a privileged position among ecologically diverse landscape, fertile fields, and historical ruins.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 28th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orange Walk trip builder tool .

Orange Walk is very close to San Pedro. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Orange Walk due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Orange Walk can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Orange Walk

#Wildlife, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at The Split and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Caye Caulker, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Orange Walk to Caye Caulker takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Orange Walk to Caye Caulker, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orange Walk in March, expect nights in Caye Caulker to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dangriga.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Dangriga

Dangriga ©
Dangriga, formerly known as Stann Creek Town, is a town in southern Belize, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the North Stann Creek River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glover's Reef Marine Reserve as well as Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, admire the sheer force of Davis Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dangriga road trip planning website .

You can fly from Caye Caulker to Dangriga in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Dangriga

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

few
hours
Belize City

Belize City
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belize City online holiday maker .

Belize City is just a stone's throw from Dangriga. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Belize City

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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